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June 2019

Found 4 blog entries for June 2019.

What Type of Siding Should I Use for My HomeWhen it comes to one of the more lucrative DIY home projects a homeowner can do, siding is certainly up there. The average returns are solid, meaning an owner can recoup the vast majority of their funds by increasing the resale value. Plus, all residents get to enjoy the protection and beauty of the siding while they actually live in the home. See which materials are available, and how their pros and cons should affect a homeowner's decision.

Metal

Metal is beloved by homeowners for its price and practicality. Metal is so durable that it can hold up to even major damage. From nasty storms to vandalism, metal is known to keep its structural integrity through thick and thin. Plus, metal is available in more colors and styles than ever before. The

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Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Home on Your OwnFor Sale By Owner (FSBO) is a term that sounds like a big money-saver for Oak Bay home sellers because means they get to keep the commission they would have otherwise paid to an agent. Today, there are plenty of websites and even online real estate services that claim to help sellers save thousands of dollars on their home costs. But no matter how fool-proof the selling process may seem from the outside, there's a reason why agents have trained to get where they are. See why it's too big a risk to take.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Too High, Too Low

Setting a price is more than just getting a market assessment and researching the

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As expected we experienced significant seasonal increases in both properties listed and properties sold in the month of May compared to both the month before and May of 2018.

The 848 properties sold in May of this year was 10% more than May of last year and a 22% jump from the previous month. Of the properties sold, 246 were condos, an increase of 2% over May 2018.  There were 448 single family homes sold, a 10% increase over last year. and town homes sales were up 27% with 98 sold this year.

The number of active listings continued it's climb to a 3 year high of 3,019 at the end of May, up 10% from the previous month and 26% higher than the 2,394 active at the end of May last year. Also notably higher than the low of 1,896 in May of 2017.

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New Advancements in Technology and Residential ConstructionThe world of residential construction is changing by the day. In recent years, a variety of new residential construction materials have become popular options for innovative homeowners. These materials improve the energy efficiency and functionality of the home. If you're a homeowner who would like your new construction home to be made from modern technology, here are the types of materials that you should be using.

Self-Healing Concrete

Concrete tends to crack when it's placed under stress. Sometimes this happens because of stress from heat and weathering from the natural environment. Other times, this occurs because a home's foundation is placed under stress by the weight of the house and movement of the soil. Either way, concrete needs

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